Sean Woods hit a shot that was nearly one of the biggest in Kentucky basketball history, a high-arching bank off the backboard on a drive down the lane in the waning seconds to put the Wildcats ahead against defending national champion Duke in the 1992 East Regional final.
Game 1: Kentucky 72, Maryland 69 @ The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y As much as Mark Turgeon hates to lose, the Terps at least gave notice that they should be solidly entrenched in the top half of the ACC this season.
Former Mississippi Valley State guard Brent Arrington, who averaged 6.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.1 assists in 22.3 minutes per game as a freshman, will resume his college basketball career at Morehead State.
The 2011 NCAA tournament officially tips off tonight with a pair of play-in games -- I'm still scratching my head at UAB and Clemson playing for a No. 12 seed -- but the bracket bonanza for most pools begins Thursday afternoon with the Round of 64. That means we have approximately 48 hours to sort through statistics, break down matchups and finalize our brackets.